The Newsletter of the ACPA
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touch with your fellow chemists!
We have been
working on our new logo and brand.
A number of
tag lines have also been developed based on member input at the AGM
you can trust"
need a chemist for that!"
Professionals. Authoritative Knowledge. Assured Results"
Thank you to
all members that took part in the survey of chemistry expertise in
July 2015. Here is a sample of the work ACPA members do.
of ACPA Members
ACPA Receives Government Grant
The ACPA has
recently been awarded a grant of close to $50,000 from the Alberta
Government through the Foreign Qualification Recognition Innovation
Fund. The money will be used to develop an online Jurisprudence
Learning Module for chemists. The module should be ready in January
The ACPA has
been working hard to identify some new member benefits.
We now offer
a discount card from Mark's Image Wear for ACPA members. Cards are
available at ACPA courses and events, from Board members and from
the ACPA office.
Airport Parking is pleased to extend its corporate discount program
to ACPA members. Members can use the discount code (#828974)
business and leisure travel. If you travel
frequently, you can save even more by joining the Rewards Program.
PAHs in Western Canada:
Biogenic vs Petrogenic Sources, Environmental Consequences and
Early Registration Deadline extended to
aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous contaminants in the
environment. They are present in the air we breathe and the fish and
food we eat. PAHs are derived in natural processes, diagenic
processes and largely from combustion processes. Their prevalence in
the environment makes their understanding important for all
environmental practitioners. PAHs are present in low percentage
amounts in crude oil, making them important for those working in the
oil industry as well.
will provide comprehensive coverage of many aspects of PAHs from
fundamentals to advanced knowledge and usage of PAH data. The course
will include: structures and nomenclature, physical-chemical
properties, analytical measurements, toxicity and risks, regulatory
guidance, remediation and environmental forensics. The course is
designed for all environmental practitioners including natural
sciences and engineering professionals.
Blackfoot has rooms available November 8 - 11, 2015 for those who
need accommodations to attend this course. Please call
1-800-661-1151 and quote Booking ID #10238 to get the ACPA room rate
of $169 (Signature Room).
professional development full and half day workshops are now open to
ACPA members. Take advantage of some excellent workshops or the
Mentoring conference offered in Calgary this November.
Have you registered for
your Ethics Course?
ACPA members must take this course by the end of 2016. About 230
members still need to take this course and we can only take 25 to 30
people at a time, so don't wait. Complete yours now.
courses are tentatively booked for spring 2016. Registration will be
available through the ACPA website soon.
February 5, 2016 - Edmonton
March 12, 2016 - Calgary
6, 2016 - Calgary
number of spots are available for electronic attendance for those
members who live too far from Edmonton or Calgary to attend a class.
Please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
There is an
opportunity to bid on a project to create a study manual for
landfill operator certification currently out for bid. Deadline for
submission is October 23. Details at the link below.
Did you know that ACPA now features a Jobs feed on
our group page on LinkedIn? If you are
an employer looking for a chemist or a chemist looking for
employment, post your notice under our group job discussions.
Job postings are listed in the Careers
page on the ACPA
check this web page regularly for new postings that may have
tight application deadlines.
Job advertisements are posted on the ACPA website for
a three-month period. A $100 fee is charged for this service,
but this fee will be waived for advertisements submitted by ACPA
members in good standing (Professional Chemists or Chemists-in-Training)
on behalf of their organizations. Ads may be e-mailed directly to
The content of this newsletter is provided only as an
information service to members. Inclusion of any information does
not represent official positions, opinions or support of the
Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA), or its
Officers, Directors, or staff members. The information is collected
from a variety of sources and is circulated to the membership as
information only. The ACPA does not guarantee that all submissions
will be circulated and is not responsible for the accuracy of
any information provided.
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